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The Midwest Book Mom Welcomes You To Jurassic Park...The Book

Author: Michael Crichton

Pages: 448

Genre: Science Fiction

Book Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Has anyone ever struggled with reading a book after seeing the movie? Normally it's the other way around but in this embarrassing case...I didn't know there was a book till a couple years ago...oops.

I'm glad I stumbled upon Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park . I managed to finish the audiobook in one week which is quite rare since my life is dedicated to raising a sassy one year & a three year old who could make the Energizer bunny fall over from exhaustion. Jurassic Park was surprisingly good with enough balance of science and action to keep me engaged wanting to know what happens next to this group of characters.

Character Personalities & Development

I found it easy to visualize the characters in the novel since I've seen the movie several times in my life. Although, there's a slight spoiler alert...Ian Malcolm is bald so readers, you're going to have to picture Jeff Goldblum without his wavy locks. However, Crichton skillfully created great character personalities and developments, even ones I despised and dislike. The children in this novel are absolutely annoying, making you wish Grandpa left them at home. Oh...and Grandpa...oh he's a bad Grandpa, not the "friendly, happy to see you" face of Richard Attenborough we know from the movie. He comes off as nice, but that's because all he wants is 💰💰💰. Even Ian Malcolm, a mathematician who specializes in Chaos Theory, elaborates on realism of the situation than Grandpa Hammond.

"Let's be clear. The planet is not in jeopardy. We are in jeopardy. We haven't got the power to destroy the planet - or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves."

World Building

This is why most of time I lean towards like the book more than the movie. Crichton covered several bases in providing how life would be like if dinosaurs were cloned from the dead. The science behind this novel is quite terrifying, where scientists and researchers are wanting to push the boundaries, making the impossible seem possible. The idea of dinosaurs living among humans would be the most STUPIDEST idea ever. I'm sorry but there's a whole reason why dinosaurs gone & Crichton's novel touches on the subject from venomous saliva to predator tactics. My P.S.A is "Don't bring back dinosaurs, you idiots!"


I never thought I would enjoy a science fiction novel since I'm more into historical fiction, but there one is just the beginning. I can see why changes were made to1993 Jurassic Park because the novel does have gruesome scenes especially involving small children at the beginning of the novel. It's surprising, terrifying, an absolute page-turner leaving you wondering who's going to survive.

This book was listened to on Audible. 🎧


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